Nov 28, 2021
Soccer Saturday legend Jeff Stelling rinses Paul Merson after ex-Arsenal star brings barbecue lentil crisps to studio
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ARSENAL legend Paul Merson was left in stitches after being mercilessly mocked about his 'unmanly' snack choice live on telly!
????"The worst thing about this is they are barbecue lentil crisps what happened to salt and vinegar? What kind of man are you these days!"
Jeff Stelling making fun of Paul Mersons choice of crisps ???? pic.
The hilarious exchange was typical of the banter which has made the weekly football scorers round-up service so popular since its launch in 1992.
Stelling help up the packet of Proper Chips to the camera, and joked: "You may have briefly heard some interference as we were going to the commercial break and I was finishing with the scores... and this is the reason.
"They were in Paul Merson's hands at the time - he was eating his crisps.
"And do you know what the worst thing about it is? Look, they are BBQ lentil!
"What happened to salt and vinegar for goodness sake!
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The impromptu exchange underlines how much Stelling will be missed when he leaves Soccer Saturday at the end of the season.
The 66-year-old revealed last month that he is calling time on his Sky Sports career after 30 years with the broadcaster.
He announced during a show: "I’m not intending to retire, that’s up to people out there.
"But it’s time to let someone else have a go at what is the best job in the world."Jeff Stelling announces he is to leave Sky Sports Soccer Saturday after 25 years of hosting
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The legend of the Oregon blue-tailed squirrel lives on
DEAR JOAN: I recently moved to a new home and have noticed I have a blue-tailed squirrel living in my backyard! His belly is white and most of his top half is regular grey/brown squirrel colors.
At first I thought maybe someone had spray painted him, but it’s been several weeks and he still as blue as ever.
I am writing you because you published an article about a blue-tailed squirrel in Oregon back in 2016. Just curious if you had any thoughts on this.
Do you think there is such a thing as a blue-tailed squirrel? Has anyone else ever reached out to you about it? I am just so fascinated by this little guy!
Ashley Schrom, Beaverton, OregonFor more wildlife, garden and backyard topics, sign up for our new, free Flora+Fauna newsletter.
DEAR ASHLEY: Since publishing that column, I’ve heard from folks from all over the Bay Area and the rest of country who also have seen blue-tailed squirrels or have sent me links to stories about other blue-tails throughout the world.
Does this mean we have a new species of squirrels? Experts say no. They can’t explain how the squirrels got their blue tails, but they are certain that it’s not a natural phenomenon, although there are purple squirrels in India, Ratufa indica, commonly called a Malabar.A giant Malabar squirrel from India is a deep purple or maroon color. (Getty Images)
These are legit maroon colored squirrels, but they are vastly different from our brown, gray and red squirrels. For one, they’re about four times the size of our squirrels, and they create caches of food high up in trees.
So your blue squirrel isn’t the product of cross-breeding with a Malabar.
Blue paint and dyes are commonly used in construction areas to identify underground pipes that carry water. Red paint is used to denote power lines and orange for cable and other communication lines.
It’s possible a squirrel got in the way of one of these paint sprayers or got into blue-tinted water. With the popularity of gender reveal parties, your squirrel might also have crashed a party where celebrants learned the baby would be a boy.
That doesn’t explain why we aren’t seeing pink squirrels, but there could be something about the blue dye that is more staining and lasting.
Unless a neighbor confesses to accidentally dying a squirrel’s tail blue, we’ll never know for sure how these decorative touches were added, but we can be pretty certain that we’re not looking at a new species of squirrel or a mutation.
DEAR JOAN: I’ve seen ant hills in the past — little volcano looking things — but lately I’ve noticed two placed closely together, so they almost look like a pig snout. I was on a walk one day and thought it may be a one-off, but I’ve noticed the little pig snout structures at other locations.
Seems weird that I’ve never seen these before this year. Is there a new ant architect in town?
Sarah Hamren, Martinez
DEAR SARAH: Please tell me the ants aren’t blue.
I spoke with Steve Schutz, scientific programs manager with the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District. He says ant hills can have multiple entrances, and while it’s odd to have two entrances so close together, it happens.
The hills likely belong to the same colony, as most ant species are territorial.Have a question for Joan?
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